About Me

Welcome to my personal blog.

This is my soapbox, the place on the web where I can express my views about, well anything. I blog about those things that grab my attention, entertain, inform, educate or all of the above. I hope you enjoy reading my posts, if you have comments or ideas, then please contact me.

About me...

I am an experienced Technical Solution Architect / client facing consultant working for IBM Technology Support Services (TSS) based in the UK.  My focus is Open Source Software (OSS).  I’ve been in technical consulting since the early 1990’s – see Linkedin for more career info 👍🏻

I have worked with a broad range of products and technologies covering collaboration, social software, cloud, integration / middleware, containers and open source. My favourite programming languages are Node.js and C++ and I love playing with gadgets such as my Raspberry Pi or ZX Spectrum (which is how I started my interest in computing in the 1980’s)

I’m both a Chartered IT Practitioner (CITP) and Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the British Computer Society in the UK.  I’m also a member of the Open Source Initiative and OpenUK and a supporter of the Linux Foundation.

At IBM, I’m an Academic Ambassador..  I work with universities / help with events such as mock interview days, guest lectures, student mentoring, technical hackathons etc.  I’m an IBM Redbooks Thought Leader for Enterprise Mobile (IBM MobileFirst as was in 2012 – 2019), also a blogger, and public speaker / podcaster when the opportunity presents itself..

Outside work, I enjoy football (the round ball 😉 ) .. I’m a season ticket holder at West Ham Utd, (a life of pain 😩), lover of Jaguar cars and I’m a film buff – especially SciFi & Super Hero 🦹‍♂️. and interested in the scientific aspects of the paranormal 👻

If you would like to connect with me – you can do so via Facebook, Twitter or Linkedin

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